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Old Nov 23rd, 2017, 14:34 PM   1
katy1985
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Mastitis - should I wear a bra?


Hi... my LO is a week old and I've just got mastitis 🤢
It's super painful but I'm persevering with feeding. My question is, should I wear a bra at night or is it better to hang free? Any other healing tips would be greatly appreciated.



 
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Old Nov 26th, 2017, 16:12 PM   2
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It's better to let the girls hang free! I definitely wouldn't wear a bra at night ever and especially not whilst having mastitis. Any pressure on your breasts could make it worse or slow healing, so best to just go bra free. Go bra free during the day too, until you're better and make sure you're not wearing underwire or bras that are too small as these could contribute to blocked ducts, leading to mastitis.



 
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Old Nov 27th, 2017, 06:05 AM   3
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I would go without a bra so that they are not restricted during the healing process. I hope that you're feeling better soon



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2017, 13:39 PM   4
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Thank you - the antibiotics cleared it up really quickly although my supply still hasn't settled down and I'm terrified of getting it again!!



 
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I'm glad that the antibiotics have cleared it up and I hope that your supply will settle back down again soon



 
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